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Name: Sule Skerry Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Skaill , , United Kingdom

Location: On island 40 miles west of Orkney, off north coast of Scotland.

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Photo: Northern Lighthouse Board

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


This lighthouse was cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most remote manned lighthouse in Scotland.

Tower Height: 89

Height of Focal Plane: 112

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 19 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1895

Date Present Tower Built: 1895

Date Automated: 1982

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.


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